Corner-Shop

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I met Olodo by accident, and of course I call him egbon, he is much older yet very respectful. The following day after our chance meeting, we met again at IK’s shop, IK sells rice at Babangida market. Olodo was the first to see me “Good afternoon bros, how is your wife and family” Well, I don’t have a wife yet, but I have found out there is no need to explain when asked so I gave the simple answer, “they

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Agbotikuyo

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Agbotikuyo “Did you say Agbotikuyo, like to rejoice at the sound of death” I had to ask again to confirm I heard him correctly. Not that I was a stranger to such names, but this just took a different dimension to it. I had been to Aba elesu inside Wofun Olodo In Ibadan. One of my mother’s good friend lived at Ajangboju, also in Ibadan. Agbotikuyo just added a layer of weirdness to it, perhaps the name had a purpose, to

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An Ibadan Boy’s Baptism

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For some of us that were born and raised in Ibadan, it is easy to take all the great things the city offer for granted, we are used to it, we expect it, it does not amuse us anymore. This situation continues until you move away from the city for a long time and you reminisce, like last night. I had one of those moments when I remembered my baptism to the true spirit of Ibadan, the spirit that gives more

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Reflections As February 23rd Hits Us

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It is another four years and we are here for the usual ritual- elections. The same narrative is going on- don’t waste your vote, there are only two candidates, the rest are jokers, same thing we do every four years. Perhaps it is not a lie that they are jokers- especially when you realize that most of them are hungry people who sought other means for relevance and money- or how do you explain how same Eunice who couldn’t raise

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Fela Durotoye and the the Obama Card at- The Platform

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It was the 12th edition of- The Platform yesterday in Lagos, and as usual, there were brilliant presentations. By great people. I often think the problem has never been lack of great speeches, no, it has been lack of so much more. We over emphasize the problem with leadership, but we downplay the problem with followership. We have a twin problem, it is alright to face both once and for all- oh yeah Peer Obi was at the last edition

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So I watched Royal Hibiscus Hotel

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So last night I watched Royal Hibiscus Hotel, well this is what happens when you follow Don Jazzy and Mo Abudu on Instagram, they make it look as if the movie is the next best thing after black Panther, by the way I have not watched Black Panther, ehn, Anyway, Black Panther is on schedule as well Royal Hibiscus is a brilliant movie, simple story line and great interpretation. Anyways, in those days when Yoruba actors wanted to introduce a new

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Emeka, Egbon Saka and the rest of us

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Let me say this before I start, Saka is not his true name, and the name Saka here can either be Hausa or Yoruba. I had to hide his identity to protect him so the monster that bent him does not crush him. His story is not the essence of this piece, he is just one of our many stories. As at 2003 when we met, Egbon had stayed at home for five years after secondary school. he left secondary school

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So You Plan To Marry Immediately After Graduation

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There is a major bridge most of us have to cross as young people, it is longer for ladies, especially the way the society has conditioned it to be- the bridge is marriage. I am not here to debate whether marriage is an achievement or not, or whether it is even necessary at all, so save the hammer, I am not here for you, this piece is for those who really look forward to getting married, now that we have

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My life’s journey is that of many parts, every day I try to bring all the parts to an agreement, but I am yet to succeed at that, or maybe I shouldn’t even be trying to do it, I really don’t know yet- but while at it, I try to find how each part makes me better, and how each part can make the society better

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